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Lucas Meachem



Lucas Meachem in action.
Lucas Meachem in Il barbiere di Siviglia, The Royal Opera © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2014

American baritone Lucas Meachem made his Royal Opera debut in 2009 as Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas) and has since sung Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) and Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia). Later in the 2014/15 Season he returns to sing Marcello (La bohème).

Meachem grew up in South Central, North Carolina, and studied at Appalachian State University, Eastman School of Music and Yale University. He started his career in music theatre, moving into opera through young artist programmes with Central City Opera and San Francisco Opera. His breakthrough came when he sang Oreste (Iphigénie en Tauride) for Lyric Opera of Chicago. He has since sung for all the USA’s leading opera houses, and for companies and houses including Vienna State Opera, Paris Opéra, Teatro Real, Madrid, and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse.

Meachem’s repertory includes Count Almaviva, Don Giovanni, Figaro, Wolfram von Eschenbach (Tannhäuser), Zurga (Les Pêcheurs de perles), Valentin (Faust), Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette), Eugene Onegin, Marcello, Frank/Fritz (Die tote Stadt), Billy Budd and Guillaume Tell. His concert repertory ranges from Bach’s St Matthew Passion to Orff’s Carmina Burana.

News and features

Simon Keenlyside replaced by Lucas Meachem in Le nozze di Figaro

Simon Keenlyside replaced by Lucas Meachem in Le nozze di Figaro

26 January 2012

American baritone to sing role of Count Almaviva.